We read positive reviews about the Panorama Lodge so we decided to try it out for our first wedding anniversary. When we arrived, we found that the owners were on a month-long trip and had asked someone to run the place for them (they didn't bother to tell us this beforehand).
The visiting innkeeper was nice enough, but definitely should learn more about running a hospitality business. Our bed was never made once and the bedroom and bathroom were not cleaned the entire time we were there. Because they emphasized privacy and having a weekend to ourselves, we figured they were just trying to give us our space, but we would have appreciated a little more cleanliness. The weird thing was that there was only one other party there while we stayed, and the visiting innkeeper decided to put them, and their new baby, in the room across the hall from us--why would they not separate us more? Perhaps it was because they had friends come later that day and wanted the entire downstairs to themselves...
We planned to snowboard a couple days at Mt. Hood, so we were getting up early. The visiting innkeeper didn't get up until almost 8:30 a.m., when we had wanted to be well on our way and were expecting to have breakfast ready when we went downstairs more than an hour before he got up. Unfortunately, the breafkast was far below our expectations and experiences at other B&Bs (my husband had a really bad omelet), and we ended up making our own breakfast the other two days (I just ate cold cereal). The breakfast we've experienced at other B&Bs have been amazing feasts! I didn't expect to be eating cold cereal, and for my husband to be making his own eggs.
Because most of the reviews rave about the owners, if you're going to try the Panorama Lodge, we would recommend going when the owners are not out of town.
- Also Known As:
- Panorama Hotel Hood River